Instruction to Authors


Research Article:

Full papers are complete reports of original research of high scientific quality that have not previously been published. Full paper contains all experimental details. New, significant, innovative and original findings are suitable as Research papers.


Reviews are summaries of significant recent research work and new developments from the research group of the principal author. The main part of the review should be a comprehensive but critical analysis of recent (last three to five years) developments, current problems, and future directions. All manuscripts are subject to rapid peer review. The authors are requested to prepare their manuscripts as per the instructions/specifications given below. Those of high quality (not previously published and not under consideration for publication in another journal) will be published without delay.

Short communications

The journal publishes exciting findings, preliminary data or studies that did not yield enough information to make a full paper as short communications. These have the same format requirements as full papers but are only up to 5 pages in length. Short Communications should not have subtitles such as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion - all these have to be merged into the running text. Short Communications preferably should have only 3-4 illustrations.


Submitted manuscripts should meet the below mentioned criterias: The submitted material must be original. The writing should be clear, concise and unambiguous. The data must be valid. The discussions and conclusions drawn by the authors should be reasonable and supportable. The information must be relevant and interesting. Submitted manuscripts must meet the following criteria:

Manuscript Preparation:

The following detailed instructions are necessary to allow direct reproduction of the manuscript for rapid publishing. Manuscript should be typewritten in Times Roman, 12 font size, double-spaced, title should be in a font size 14, bold face capitals, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References. Abstract should start on a separate page and each table or figure should be on main body of the text.

Title Page

Title page must contain title of the paper in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by the address in normal face lower case. The author to whom all correspondence be addressed should be denoted by an asterisk mark. The title should be as short as possible and precisely indicate the nature of the work in the communication. Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames. At the bottom left corner of the title page, please mention “*Address For correspondence” and provide a functional e-mail address. Address of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence may be sent should be given only if it is different from the address already given under authors’ names.


Abstract must start on a new page after the title page and should be typed in single-space to distinguish it from the Introduction. It should briefly reflect all aspects of the study, because most databases list mainly abstracts. The manuscript should have an abstract 150- 250 words.


should provide four to six appropriate key words after abstract.


A short introduction of the research problem followed by a brief review of literature and objective of the research.

Experimental Section

This section describe the materials used in the experiment, and should describe the methods implied for collection of data in short. It must contain information about the materials and the methods adopted to carry out the research work like animals, chemicals and animal ethical committee permission, software used and procedures followed etc. Chemical compounds should be named according to IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts. The units and dimensions should be expressed according to the metric system and SI units.

Abbreviations, Units Etc

The journal strictly follows the rules defined in the IUPAC Manual of symbols and terminology for physicochemical quantities and units.

Results and Discussion

This segment should focus on the fulfilment of stated objectives as given in the introduction. It should contain the findings presented in the form of tables, figures and photographs. Acknowledgements: It should contain the information regarding any research grant support or the assistance of colleagues.


should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals in superscript. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure.

1. Journal Articles

Shashi A, Jain SK and Pandey M: In-vitro evaluation of antilthiatic activity of seeds of Dolichos biflorus and roots of Asparagus racemosus. International Journal of Plant Sciences 2008; 1:67-71.

2. A Book

Kalia AN: A Text Book of Industrial Pharmacognosy. CBS Publishers & Distributors, First Edition 2005.

3. A Chapter in a Book

Nadkarni KM: Indian Materia Medica. Popular Prakashan, Mumbai, Edition 3, Vol. I, 2000: 242-246.

4. Government publications

Government of India. Ministry of health and family welfare. Indian Pharmacopoeia Vol. I & II. The Controller of Publication, New Delhi; 1

5. Homepage/Web site [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

6. Patents Online

B. Gabetta, G. Pifferi, and E. Bombardelli. Complexes of flavanolignans with phospholipids,preparation thereof and associated pharmaceutical compositions. US Patent 4764508. August 16, 1988.


Tables - Should be typed on separate sheets of paper. Only MS word table format (With rows and columns visible) should be used for preparing tables. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and bear a brief title in capital letters normal face. Units of measurement should be abbreviated and placed below the column headings. It is essential that all tables have legends, which explain the contents of the table. Tables should not be very large that they run more than one A4 sized page.
Figures - Should be on separate pages but not inserted within the text. Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters below the figure. Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word. As far as possible, please avoid diagrams made on white drawing paper, cellophane sheet or tracing paper with hand written captions or titles. In case of photomicrographs, magnification should be mentioned either directly on them or in the legend. Symbols, arrows or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background.


Review articles should contain up-to-date information providing comprehensive coverage of relevant literature. Review articles should preferably be written by scientists who have in-depth knowledge of the topic. Review article must be of at least 8 pages.
Manuscripts comprising reviews and accounts should have the following headings:
1. Title
2. Author's name(s) & address(es)v 3. Abstract
4. Keywords
5. Table of Contents
A Table of Content should appear above the Introduction for Reviews article. Headings in Reviews article should follow the hierarchy and style as indicated below. The Introduction should be numbered 1.
1.Primary Heading
1.1 Secondary
1.1.1 Tertiary heading.
7.Main Headings of Contents: This section can be divided into sub sections.
8.Future prospects: Should contain a critical review of the manuscript and topic with authors view on the future prospects of the topic.
9.Acknowledgements (optional)
10.References: At least 30 references should be given.

Guidelines for title, authors, abstract, key words, introduction, acknowledgment, references and tables and figures are same as research article.

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